The Houston Texans enter the 2020 NFL Draft with seven picks, with their first coming 40th overall. Houston traded away its first round pick in a deal that netted them Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills from the Dolphins. Their final pick is in the seventh round at No. 250 overall.
The Texans and their GM slash coach, Bill O’Brien have made some questionable trades this offseason but the most head scratching was sending DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals for David Johnson and and a second-round pick. They also acquired Randall Cobb in free agency and Brandin Cooks in a trade with the Rams for a second-round pick, another overpay.
O’Brien will need to get into the playoffs again this season if he is to continue running the Texans in this haphazard way. To do so, they will need to find some help defensively in the draft, which will likely need to be in the form of defensive line and secondary help.
We’ll be tracking their picks throughout the three days of the 2020 NFL Draft, as well as any trades they make between now and the end of Saturday.
Round 2, pick 8 (No. 40 overall): Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU
Round 3, pick 26 (No. 90): Jonathan Greenard, LB, Florida
Round 4, pick 20 (No. 126): Charlie Heck, OT, UNC
Round 4, pick 35 (No. 141): John Reid, CB, Penn State
Round 5, pick 26 (No. 171): Isaiah Coulter, WR, Rhode Island